[xquery-talk] Izzit Bcos I is functional?

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 00:50:21 PDT 2015

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 2:04 PM, daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com> wrote:
> In both cases, those messages will be logged, and hence persist somewhere.
> Nobody throws away data those days, of a variety of reasons… big data
> analysis (or at least the hope for it..), audit, security, etc.
> So, no, I don’t think XML vs. JSON is a matter of persistence vs. not.
But it usually the case that the format  in which the data comes at you is
not suitable for the purpose you want to use it.

So whereas you may want to persist it, it doesn't follow that it should be
analyzed in the same form, ergo it doesn't follow that you should/must
build a data manipulation framework on top of that format (in this case we
are talking about JSON).

What you can do instead is transform it into a format that already has the
necessary tools support hence we have usually seen this stuff being sucked
into spreadsheets and relational databases. OK that stops being feasible
 with "Big Data" and semi-structured data, but if it takes as long as you
say to build a query language for semi-structured data then clearly that's
not really viable. The question is are the so-called SQL++ hacks good
enough. Personally I think it is madness to take a punt on ropey unproven
software if there is a working alternative.

As for Big Data. The idea that we must have something that sucks everything
up is not IMO broadly applicable it's just people lacking the appropriate
skills to pre-process the data aping Google irrespective that they are not
solving the same type of problem.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://x-query.com/pipermail/talk/attachments/20150620/6ceaf210/attachment.html>

More information about the talk mailing list